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Maplewood is a city in St. Louis County. The population was 9,228 at the 2000 census.


Maplewood is located at 38°36′45″N, 90°19′17″W (38.612535, -90.321339).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 mi², all land.


Maplewood was established around the turn of the 20th century. It was one of the early suburbs of St. Louis. Just outside the St. Louis city limits, Maplewood was located at the end of the City's streetcar line and was also near major railroads.

It was built as a middle-class bedroom community. Advertising suggested that people should "take the train to Maplewood" to get away from the City and enjoy the fresh air. Maplewood's historic residential areas were mostly built from 1900-1910 and a number of well-preserved homes remain. Several of these homes have remained in the same family for generations.


As of the census of 2000, there were 9,228 people, 4,815 households, and 2,041 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,963.8/mi². There were 5,266 housing units at an average density of 3,403.3/mi². The racial makeup of the city was 76.16% White, 15.93% African American, 0.33% Native American, 4.23% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.

There were 4,815 households out of which 19.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.1% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 57.6% were non-families. 48.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 39.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,151, and the median income for a family was $44,178. Males had a median income of $30,279 versus $24,025 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,087. About 10.6% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.


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